South Africa’s Terri Pheto is set to tell the world about the story of Conjestina Achieng, the first African woman to win an international boxing championship in her new movie.
Starring TIFF International Rising Star, OC Ukeje, the film will chronicle Conjestina’s meteoric rise to international boxing success and her subsequent struggle with her mental health which ended her career.
Commenting on his role, Ukeje said, “I was moved when I heard Conjestina’s story and I said to myself that this is one story I would love to tell. The fact that it’s an international collaboration makes it even better.”
The movie which is set to hit the big screens soon is produced by South Africa’s Terri Pheto who co-starred in the Oscar-winning film Tsotsi, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, A United Kingdom and Ayanda.
The Conjestina Achieng Story is a co-production between Terry Pheto ( South Africa), The Polkadot Factory (UK), Rocque Pictures ( Kenya) and Story Republic ( Nigeria).